(Kinston, NC)– After extensive research and with a laser-like focus on quality and reputation, one of North Carolina’s most respected printing companies selected Sign Biz, Inc. as the first choice partner for their foray into a full-service sign business. Scott Bowen, who with his brother Craig owns the 63-year-old business known throughout the region as Corporate Resources, saw the need to embrace signage as critical to the future of their company. Already with four divisions – OfficePlus, PrintPlus, CopyPlus and PromoPlus – adding SignsPlus was the next logical step.
Bowen officially became a Sign Biz Member on March 4th of this year. “Today he graduated from Phase One training, and will host his soft opening this month,” explained Teresa M. Young, President / CEO of Sign Biz, Inc., an organization that provides education services and other resources to the world’s largest non-franchised sign chain. “In our preliminary Business Analysis of 27 development areas, he had five top needs: Training, Workforce Development, Business Resource Library / Vendor Referrals, Pricing Strategies & Formulas, and Financial Benchmarking. A further 18 Business Development Products are also slated for Scott.”
With a Little Help From My Friends
Bowen explained, “When we made the decision several months ago, to add a sign division to our existing business solutions companies, we knew finding the right partnership would be important to our success. Even with our extensive background in graphic design and offset printing, we felt the learning curve in the sign industry would be difficult for us to overcome alone. We talked to all the top sign franchises, and soon realized that giving up our independence, as well as a portion of our future profits was something we just weren’t willing to do. Sign Biz Member gives back Then I heard about the Sign Biz Network; a partner that would allow us to remain independent, no royalties and had a great support system in place. After talking with Teresa a couple of times, I knew it was the right fit. After two months in the Network, I can report I couldn’t be happier. Our equipment, training and support have exceeded our expectations.”
After two months in the Network, I can report I couldn’t be happier.
The Sign Biz organization has served sign professionals, new entrepreneurs, and seasoned business owners since 1989. Today, published reports demonstrate that the Sign Biz Network of sign companies – nearly 200 shops across 43 states and six countries – boasts the highest revenue per capita of any sign chain, franchised or otherwise. With the low entry fee, and no royalties, the chain has become a popular choice for former corporate executives, former franchisees, and others seeking entrepreneurship. In addition, the membership contract is “evergreen” – there are no renewal fees or expiration dates.
Independent sign shops and print businesses find value in this conversion for many reasons. “Established group buying power, technical and marketing support and resources, a 600+ product and vendor database, and a worldwide network of successful operators to communicate with at the touch of a button,” explained Paul Strauch, VP, Worldwide Product Development. “Their years in business are complemented by a support structure that allows them to choose how to integrate products and services, while ensuring they have state of the art materials and knowledge to back them up. That is what Sign Biz offers.”
“We are thrilled to add Corporate Resources – SignsPlus to our growing roster of conversion Members!”
About Corporate Resources – SignsPlus
Since 1951, Corporate Resources has become the vendor of choice for many of America’s most dynamic companies. We provide next-day delivery to most locations in the U.S. Currently clients in thirty-seven states trust Corporate Resources to streamline procurement and enhance their bottom lines. Services include: office products, office furniture, graphic design, printing, email marketing, direct mail, imprinted promotional products, signage, and a business center. Reader’s Choice Awards Winner: 2012- Best Printing Company, 2012- Best Office Supply Store Quick Printing Magazine: 2012-Top 100 Printers in North America www.CorporateResources.net 704 Plaza Blvd, Ste. A, Kinston, NC 28501 Phone: 800-277-7666